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18 Sep 2018
Merlin Entertainments opens first Bear Grylls attraction in Birmingham
Merlin Entertainments opens first Bear Grylls attraction in Birmingham   Celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls’ new £20m (US$26.3m, €22.5m) adventure attraction in Birmingham, UK, has opened its doors to the public, with Grylls promising to bring the “spirit of endeavour” to the new destination. The Bear Grylls Adventure is split into five zones and offers users the chance to take part .... More>>
18 Sep 2018
UNWTO creates management strategy to help cities suffering from overtourism
UNWTO creates management strategy to help cities suffering from overtourism   A new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has been created to highlight the effects of "overtourism", also helping the world's cities better manage the impact of tourism on their populations. Called Overtourism? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond .... More>>
18 Sep 2018
China's government plans US$19.5bn investment into Beihai tourism
China's government plans US$19.5bn investment into Beihai tourism   In a bid to boost tourism in the region, China's government has announced plans to invest CN¥134bn (US$19.5bn, €16.7bn, £14.8bn) across 17 major entertainment and culture projects on the South China coast. Based around the southern Chinese coastal city of Beihai, three of the projects are worth more than CN¥10bn .... More>>
18 Sep 2018
Tokyo preparing for 'transformative' Olympic Games
Tokyo preparing for 'transformative' Olympic Games   The organising committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has pledged to use the 'power of sport to change the world', when it hosts the event in two years' time. During the ninth project review of the Games, which forms part of the hosting process, The Tokyo Organising Committee for the 2020 Olympic and .... More>>
17 Sep 2018
Eye of the Tigris: tallest launch coaster in Florida coming to Busch Gardens
Eye of the Tigris: tallest launch coaster in Florida coming to Busch Gardens   Busch Gardens has announced plans to open Florida's tallest launch coaster, with Tigris – a ride designed to mimic the agility of a tiger – set to open at the start of next year. Covering 1,800ft (548m), the triple-launch steel coaster will open in Q1 2019, with the ride running through a series of looping .... More>>
17 Sep 2018
Google Arts and Culture Art Selfie released worldwide
Google Arts and Culture Art Selfie released worldwide   Android users worldwide can now find their fine art doppelganger as the Google Arts and Culture app's Art Selfie feature has been released across the globe. Art Selfie allows users to take or upload a selfie, which is then matched to its closest portrait subjects with varying degrees of likeness on a percentage .... More>>
17 Sep 2018
Museum of Ice Cream to become permanent attraction following successful debut year
Museum of Ice Cream to become permanent attraction following successful debut year   San Francisco's popular Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) doesn't look like it's going to start melting anytime soon, after the visitor attraction announced its permanent residence in the city following a successful debut year. Originally intended only as a temporary installation, more than 500,000 visitors have .... More>>
17 Sep 2018
US$90m SoundWaves water park to open at Gaylord Opryland resort in December
US$90m SoundWaves water park to open at Gaylord Opryland resort in December   The first phase of a US$90m (€77.2m, £68.6m) indoor/outdoor waterpark is set to open at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, later this year. The park will open in two stages, with the indoor half set to launch ahead of the busy Christmas period on 1 December 2018. Designed .... More>>
17 Sep 2018
Skills for Success programme looks to 'diversify' Scotland's museum workforce
Skills for Success programme looks to 'diversify' Scotland's museum workforce   Museums Galleries Scotland has launched an initiative looking to address the lack of accessible entry routes into museum jobs for non-university graduates. The scheme will see 22 non-graduates from a wide range of backgrounds being offered one-year, paid learning placements in museums and galleries throughout .... More>>
17 Sep 2018
Kansas City Zoo planning new aquarium
Kansas City Zoo planning new aquarium   A new US$75m (€64.4m, £57.3m) aquarium is in the works for Kansas City Zoo, with the attraction’s CEO Randy Wisthoff unveiling a proposal for the new addition. Currently in the planning stage, the aquarium will cover 65,000sq ft (6,000sq m) to 70,000sq ft (6,500sq m) and house large tanks with 700,000 to .... More>>
17 Sep 2018
Interview: Roland Mack eyes future developments as Europa Park reinvents EuroSat coaster in Moulin Rouge partnership
Interview: Roland Mack eyes future developments as Europa Park reinvents EuroSat coaster in Moulin Rouge partnership   Europa Park founder Roland Mack is looking to the future following the launch of the park's latest project – the redeveloped EuroSat CanCan coaster. Eurosat – a ride originally built in 1989 inside the park's iconic sphere – has been completely reimagined, with a modern new design and theming based on the iconic .... More>>
17 Sep 2018
Laurie Nicoll Nord and Julio Lamberty partner to launch new skincare company
Laurie Nicoll Nord and Julio Lamberty partner to launch new skincare company   Veteran skincare professionals Julio Lamberty and Laurie Nicoll Nord have joined forces to launch Luxury Wellness International, a new skincare company that aims to create 'clean' results-driven, professional skincare. Inspired by the Global Wellness Institute's 'Beauty Meets Wellness' Initiative - which aims .... More>>
17 Sep 2018
The Void signs deal with ILMxLAB to create Disney and Marvel VR projects
The Void signs deal with ILMxLAB to create Disney and Marvel VR projects   Location-based virtual reality specialist The Void has partnered with ILMxLAB – a subsidiary of Lucasfilm – to create five new VR-based attractions featuring IP content from both Disney and Marvel. The first of the quintet of new experiences will be based on the upcoming animated Disney movie Ralph Breaks .... More>>
12 Sep 2018
Mandarin Oriental to open resort in Phuket
Mandarin Oriental to open resort in Phuket   Mandarin Oriental will manage a new luxury resort on Phuket Island in Thailand, scheduled to open in 2022. The 105-bedroom Mandarin Oriental, Phuket will be located on one of the few undeveloped beachfront sites still to be found on ‘Millionaire’s Mile' on the west coast of Phuket island. It will occupy 9.5 .... More>>
13 Sep 2018
New medical director at Lanserhof has childhood connection to resort
New medical director at Lanserhof has childhood connection to resort   Dr Katharina Sandtner has been appointed medical director at Lanserhof Lans in Austria, effective January 2019. As the new medical director, Sandtner will focus on further advancing the Lans Med Concept, building on research pioneered by the team of specialists at Lanserhof to develop a unique health concept .... More>>
14 Sep 2018
Wellness platform Hero partners with developer Moda to pioneer 'healthy rental communities'
Wellness platform Hero partners with developer Moda to pioneer 'healthy rental communities'   Developer Moda has signed a pioneering partnership with wellness company Hero, which will look to create "the UK's healthiest rental communities". The partnership will see Hero provide a wide range of fitness and wellness services – including fitness hubs – at residential projects led by Moda. Rather than .... More>>
14 Sep 2018
Thérapie Clinic plans 100 site roll out across UK and Ireland
Thérapie Clinic plans 100 site roll out across UK and Ireland   Beauty day spa operator Thérapie Clinic has revealed ambitious expansion plans for the UK, including a 4,000sq ft flagship in London. The family-run operator currently has 25 locations open across the UK and Ireland, with five new sites opening by November 2018. These include a flagship spa on London’s Wigmore .... More>>
14 Sep 2018
Work to begin on £6.7m Northampton museum expansion
Work to begin on £6.7m Northampton museum expansion   Construction work is set to begin on a £6.7m expansion of Northampton’s Museum and Art Gallery, following the appointment of a main contractor for the project. The project – led by Northampton Borough Council – will see a dramatic transformation of Northampton’s Museum and Art Gallery, with a major expansion .... More>>
13 Sep 2018
Global Wellness Institute to release in-depth analysis on global wellness economy
Global Wellness Institute to release in-depth analysis on global wellness economy   The Global Wellness Institute will release an in-depth update of its Global Wellness Economy Monitor at this year’s Global Wellness Summit, taking place at Technogym Village, Cesena, Italy, 6-8 October. The research will update figures for the 10 industry segments that comprise the global wellness economy and .... More>>
13 Sep 2018
Titan build replacement visitor centre at Georges Clemenceau’s house
Titan build replacement visitor centre at Georges Clemenceau’s house   French architects Titan have built a replacement visitor centre at the home of former French leader Georges Clemenceau after the original was destroyed by Cyclone Xynthia in 2010. The house's new entrance pavilion has been designed to blend into its coastal surroundings – clad entirely in sand-coloured concrete – .... More>>
13 Sep 2018
Gensler’s Gwyneth Paltrow-backed West Hollywood Arts Club receives planning approval
Gensler’s Gwyneth Paltrow-backed West Hollywood Arts Club receives planning approval   London-based private members’ haunt the Arts Club is set to open a third location in West Hollywood, California, US. The new branch of the historic club – founded in London in 1863 by luminaries such as novelists Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope and artist Frederic Leighton – will sit in a 132,000sq ft .... More>>
13 Sep 2018
V&A Dundee opening: New images of interiors released
V&A Dundee opening: New images of interiors released   The V&A Dundee has released new images of its interiors ahead of its eagerly anticipated, official opening on Saturday 15 September. The museum is Scotland’s first dedicated design museum and was designed by Kengo Kuma. V&A Dundee focuses on the international importance of design, as well as presenting a .... More>>
13 Sep 2018
Freedom of movement to lead agenda at ETOA European Tourism Summit
Freedom of movement to lead agenda at ETOA European Tourism Summit   This year's European Tourism Summit, which is being held in Lucerne next month, will focus on the threats on freedom of movement and other key issues facing the European tourism sector. Organised by the European Tourism Association (ETOA), the event will see delegates take part in policy sessions featuring a .... More>>
12 Sep 2018
Sally Corp partners with Aardman for new Shaun the Sheep ride
Sally Corp partners with Aardman for new Shaun the Sheep ride   US-based dark ride specialist Sally Corporation has partnered with Aardman Animations to create a new dark ride, featuring characters from the popular Shaun the Sheep series. Sally Corp has signed a deal with Bristol, UK-based Aardman to design and market an attraction, which will see riders step aboard a themed .... More>>
12 Sep 2018
HBA designs hotel for China International Practical Exhibition of Architecture
HBA designs hotel for China International Practical Exhibition of Architecture   Hirsch Bedner Associates has designed a hotel for the China International Practical Exhibition of Architecture (CIPEA) – one of 22 buildings created for the event. Located in the city of Nanjing, Artyzen Sifang will have leisure functions such as sauna rooms, spring massage rooms, a pub and a reading room. .... More>>
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